Friction burns within the tibia during reaming. Are they affected by the use of a tourniquet?

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We have carried out a prospective, randomised trial to measure the rise of temperature during reaming of the tibia before intramedullary nailing. We studied 34 patients with a mean age of 35.1 years (18 to 63) and mean injury severity score of 10 (9 to 13). The patients were randomised into two groups: group 1 included 18 patients whose procedure was… (More)

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@article{Giannoudis2002FrictionBW, title={Friction burns within the tibia during reaming. Are they affected by the use of a tourniquet?}, author={Peter V Giannoudis and S. Snowden and Suzanne J. Matthews and Steven W. Smye and R. M. Smith}, journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume}, year={2002}, volume={84 4}, pages={492-6} }